Is it that time already? Get set to fall back to Pacific Standard Time and gain an hour.
Before going to bed tonight, turn back the clocks. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. That's when we officially switch back to Pacific Standard Time and get back the hour we lost in March.
Use this semiannual ritual as a reminder to take care of other household chores:
Change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide monitors.
Change the filters in home heating systems.
You'll save energy and money, too and sleep better during your extra hour.
November in Sacramento is the ideal time to transplant groundcover plants as well as small evergreen trees and shrubs. Fall weather also is perfect for planting most perennials.
Speaking of perennials, divide and replant overcrowded agapanthus, daylilies and Shasta daisies.
In the vegetable garden, plant from seed fava beans, bok choy, Swiss chard, garlic, leaf lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio, radishes, shallots and spinach.
Set out transplants of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce and peas.
For spring flowers, plant California poppies, cornflower, larkspur, scabiosa and sweet peas.
Plant daffodils, Dutch iris and other spring bulbs.
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